Celebs and politicians react to passing of 'Siegfried & Roy' icon

On Jan. 13, legendary magician Siegfried Fischbacher passed away peacefully at his Las Vegas home. The death came just days after reports claimed he had terminal pancreatic cancer. The death also comes just eight months after the death of Roy Horn, who died of COVID-19 complications. The impact that “Siegfried & Roy” had on modern-day Las Vegas is hard to overstate. Following the death of the “Siegfried & Roy” icon, several celebrities  and politicians reacted with sadness on social media. Click through to see how Siegfried is being honored…

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“I was saddened to hear about the death of Las Vegas icon Siegfried Fischbacher, of Siegfried & Roy.  He was a true gentleman, a consummate showman and a beloved entertainment icon, the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip will shine a little dimmer with the loss of Siegfried.” –Donny Osmond

“I’m was so saddened to hear of #SiegfriedFischbacher’s passing today. I interviewed both #SiegfriedAndRoy numerous times throughout out my career. They were always so kind, so thoughtful, so grateful for the life they had created here in the US. They worked harder than anyone. #SiegfriedAndRoy loved what they did, and they loved everyone who came to watch them. There will never be another duo like these two. I’m so glad I got to know them, watch them, and applaud them. Glad you two are finally together.” –Maria Shriver

“Saw Siegfried standing alone at the Mirage. I told him how much I enjoyed The Magic Box (the 3D S&R Imax biopic). Then he pulled a coin out of my son’s ear, which reminded us to look for the magic all around us. A lovelier person you would not meet. #RipSiegfried” –Thomas Lennon

“A legend in magic. A pioneer who — together with Roy — illuminated Las Vegas with illusion. His legacy will live on not only in magic, but in truly shaping the history and future of this city. RIP, Siegfried.” –David Copperfield

“I woke this morning and heard the tragic new about Siegfried’s passing. My deepest condolences to his family, friends and fans around the world. There will never be another Siegfried & Roy. They transformed our art and their impact will remain forever. Mavericks S&R paved the way for [Criss Angel, Lance Burton, Penn & Teller, David Copperfield] in The Entertainment Capital of The World Las Vegas. Magicians owe so much to the legends Siegfried Fischbacher (June 13, 1939 – January 13, 2021) & Roy Horn (October 3, 1944 -May 8, 2020). May they be reunited performing for angels in heaven. #SARMOTI” –Criss Angel

“Siegfried Fischbacher of Siegfried and Roy passed away this morning. It’s now appropriate to let out a secret I’ve carried since shooting Vegas Vacation 26 years ago. The true marquee should read “Siegfried Siegfried and Roy Roy”, as they were two sets of twins.” –Ethan Embry

“Both Siegfried & Roy are now gone. S&R invented the full length magic show headlining Vegas. A very different style but without S&R there is no P&T in Vegas. Pure showbiz and pure class. He was a team. We are a team. As Tolstoy wrote -Successful magic teams are all the same” –Penn Jillette

“Our friend Siegfried (of Siegfried & Roy) has died. Those guys opened Las Vegas to the possibility of a full-evening magic show. They lived large. They paved the way for @pennjillette and me.” –Raymond Teller of Penn & Teller

“RIP Siegfried Fischbacher. The world has lost both a brilliant entertainer and a caring humanitarian. No doubt he and Roy are back together and planning their next spectacle!” –Melissa Rivers

“I am devastated to hear the news of Siegfried Fischbacher’s passing. Today is truly the end of an era in Las Vegas and in the world of magic. Siegfried was for decades the epitome of what a Las Vegas entertainer should be. On stage he was larger than life…A brilliant magician with an original and highly successful show. Along with his long time partner, Roy, he helped make Las Vegas the entertainment capitol of the world. Off stage he was charming and at times shy. I will always cherish the times I spent in his company.” –Lance Burton

“Siegfried Fischbacher was a ‘Master of the Impossible’ and an exemplary Nevadan whose contributions helped shine a bright spotlight on Las Vegas’s entertainment industry to the world. Kathy and I send our love and condolences to his family, friends and loved ones at this time.” –Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak

“We are just crushed to have lost Siegfried our wonderful friend and giant entertainer. Anyone who came to town, their request was always, ‘I must see Siegfried and Roy!’ They put Las Vegas on the map not only as spectacular illusionists but also as breeders, trainers and caretakers of royal felines which grew to be an enormous part of their performance. More importantly than anything, Siegfried was the kindest and most loyal friend and a beautiful individual. What is calming now is to realize is that he is back with his life partner, Roy Horn, and at peace.  You are loved, dear Siegfried.” –Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman

“Siegfried Fischbacher was a legendary performer and Las Vegas icon. My heart goes out to his family and friends as they mourn this loss.” –Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto

“Saddened to hear about the passing of Siegfried Fischbacher. Siegfried and Roy were an iconic Las Vegas duo who helped to make our city the one-of-a-kind tourist destination it is today. My thoughts are with his loved ones.” –Nevada Sen. Jacky Rosen

“Siegfried & Roy were masters of live entertainment who redefined the Las Vegas experience. Today’s illusionists and magicians who perform #OnlyInDistrict1 follow in their footsteps. I am saddened to hear of Siegfried Fischbacher’s passing and my thoughts are with his loved ones.” –Nevada Rep. Dina Titus

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